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Lawn Mower World Land Speed Record Attempt - Web Exclusive

Toyota supporting Project Runningblade

May 14, 2010

Toyota is supporting Project Runningblade, the British attempt on the world land speed record for a lawnmower on May 22-23, 2010 at Pendine Sands in Wales.

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The purpose of the project is to build a conventional lawnmower, still capable of cutting grass, but adapt it to drive at speeds reaching 100mph.

Driven by Don Wales, nephew of world record holder Donald Campbell, the aim is an attempt to smash a previous 80.7929mph record, set by Bob Cleveland on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah in 2006.

The team has been using a Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D Double Cab as its support vehicle throughout the project, transporting the 'super mower' to the final event at Pendine Sands.

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In addition to claiming the record for Britain, the project also aims to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Wessex Heart Beat. For more information on how you can donate to the project, visit www.projectrunningblade.co.uk

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